Joyce M. Engel, Ph.D., O.T., FAOTA
Professor, Program Director
Enderis Hall, Room 977
Phone: (414) 229-5534
Fax: (414) 229-2619
Occupational Science & Technology
- Ph.D., Developmental and Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 1988
- M.A., Human Development and Family Life, University of Kansas, 1984
- B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 1979
- Pain Assessment
- Pain Interventions
- Pain in Youths
- Physical Disability-Related Pain
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Interests & Expertise
Dr. Engel’s research focuses on pain assessments and pain interventions for persons with chronic pain, especially youths with physical disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy). She has developed three valid and reliable pain assessments for youths with physical disability-related pain: the Pediatric Community Participation Questionnaire, Survey of Pain Attitudes – Pediatric Version, and the Modified Brief Pain Inventory. Dr. Engel has investigated the efficacy of relaxation techniques, biofeedback, hypnosis, and cognitive restructuring as analgesia in persons with chronic pain. She has been an investigator on several pain grants funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Engel participated in numerous service projects with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Holsti, L., Backman, C., & Engel, J. M. (in press). Occupational therapy. In P. J. McGrath, B. Stevens, S. Walker, and W. Zempsky (Eds.), The Oxford textbook of pain. Oxford Press.
Engel, J. M. (2013). Evaluation and pain management. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti’s occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (7th ed., pp. 718-728). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Engel, J. M., Wilson, S., Tran, S. T., Jensen, M. P., & Ciol, M. A. (2012). Pain catastrophizing in youths with physical disabilities and chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(2), 192-201.
Engel, J. M., Jensen, M. P., Ciol, M. A., & Bolen, G. M. (2012). The development and preliminary validation of the Pediatric Survey of Pain Attitudes. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(2), 114-121.
Hirsch, A. T., Gellegos, J. C., Gertz, K. J., Engel, J. M., & Jensen, M. P. (2010). Symptom burden in individuals with cerebral palsy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 47(9), 863-876.
McGough, E. L., Kelly, V. E., Logsdon, R. G., McCurry, S. M., Cochrane, B. B., Engel, J. M., & Teri, L. (2011). Associations between physical performance and executive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: Gait speed and the timed “up & go” test. Physical Therapy, 91(8), 1198-1210.
Jensen, M. P., Moore, M. R., Bockow, T. B., Ehde, D. M., & Engel, J. M. (2011). Psychological factors and adjustment to chronic pain in persons with physical disabilities: A systematic review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 146-60.
Hirsch, A. T., Kratz, A. L., Engel, J. M., & Jensen, M. P. (2011). Survey results of pain treatment in adults with cerebral palsy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 90(2), 1-10.
Engel, J. M. (2011). Pain regulation. In C. Brown, & V. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for the future (pp. 358-370). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.
Engel, J. M. (2011). Pain in persons with developmental disabilities. Occupational Therapy Practice, 16(21) , CE-1 - CE-8.
Jensen, M. P., Barber, J., Romano, J. M., Molton, I. R., Osborne, T. L., Engel, J. M., Raichle, K. A., Stoelb, B. L., Kraft, G. H., & Patterson, D. R. (2010). A comparison of self-hypnosis versus progressive muscle relaxation in patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57(2), 198-221.
Engel, J. M. (in press). Evaluation and pain management. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti’s occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
McGough, E., & Engel, J. M. (2010). Exercise therapy for low back pain. In S. M. Fishman, J. C. Ballantyne, & J. P. Rathmell (Eds.), Bonica’s management of pain (4th ed.) (pp. 1356-1364), Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Klower/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Engel, J. M., Kartin, D., Carter, G. T., Jensen, M. P., & Jaffe, K. M. (2009). Pain in youths with neuromuscular disease. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 26(5), 405-412.
Engel, J. M. (2009). Recurrent headaches. In W. T. O’Donohue and L. W. Tolle (Eds.), Behavioral approaches to chronic disease in adolescence: A guide to integrative care (pp. 155-161). New York: Springer.
Jensen, M. P., Barber, J., Romano, J. M., Molton, I. R., Raichle, K. A., Osborne, T. L., Engel, J. M., Stoelb, B. L., Kraft, G. H., & Patterson, D. R. (2009). A comparison of self-hypnosis versus progressive muscle relaxation in patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57(2), 198-221.
Eddy, L. L., & Engel, J. M. (2008). The impact of child disability type on the family. Rehabilitation Nursing, 33(3), 98-103. [Article selected for CEU & Key Practice Points.]
Washington, L. A., Wilson, S., Engel, J. M., & Jensen, M. P. (2007). Development and preliminary validation of a pediatric measure of community integration: The Pediatric Community Participation Questionnaire (PCPQ). Rehabilitation Psychology, 52(2), 241-245.
Engel, J. M., & O’Rourke, D. A. (2007). Chronic pain in children: Physical medicine and rehabilitation. In R. F. Schmidt and W. D. Willis (Eds.), Encyclopedic reference of pain (pp. 368-371). Heidelberg:Springer
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